Thursday, May 31, 2012

Royal Engineer

Photograph by Harvey & Co in the village of Liss. Taken October 3rd, 1916

Two from the same studio

These two soldiers look so much alike they might be brothers. I also think that this may be from the same studio as posted here. All of the negatives were marked in the upper left corner with an inventory number. Neither of these cards are marked with the studio name so I can't be sure.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Five of the nibs

Five members of the Royal Army Medical Corps while in France.
Nibs being English slang. A mock title for a self-important man. Here we have five of them.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Columbia, South Carolina

Two from The Capitol Studio in Columbia, South Carolina. These soldiers would have been training at Camp Jackson which when opened was called the Sixth National Cantonment.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dear Laura

Three members of the Corps of Royal Engineers in Farnham which the writer misspells as Frankham. He also writes he is leaving "to go under canas again". I believe he meant he is going under canvas or moving to a tent.

Friday, May 25, 2012

55th Bakery Section

By November 1918 the Army Service Corps was supplying 90,000,000 pounds of bread a month to the Western Front. These 6 bakers had their picture taken at W Page & Co. in Shoreham-by-Sea.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Four Portraits

No connection between these four portraits other than the similar style. Two of these soldiers served in the Royal Field Artillery.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Meal at Bitsch

Bitche or Bitsch to the Germans was about 40 miles from the front at the time.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gefreiter Otto Naundorf

The grave of Gefreiter Otto Naundorf. He died just shy of his 21st birthday. Mostly likely taking part in the German Fourth Army attack north of Armentières during the Battle of Lys.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bayern Dienstauszeichnung III. Klasse

Three members of the 6th Royal Bavarian Division. The one in the middle has two medals. The one on the right is the Bayern Dienstauszeichnung III. Klasse given for service of 9 years of service. The other being the Military Jubilee Medal.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Here some troops march off to the front with the flag of the German Empire.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Estate Sale

This card of two National Guard Engineers in France got a second life as an advertisement for an estate sale.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Farman MF.7 Longhorn

The tail end of a Farman MF.7 Longhorn. A reconnaissance aircraft developed before the war it was used by the many of the allies.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bread and Meat

Mess for the English Army seems to have consisted of one door for bread and one for meat. These men may have been with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Water Pump

One soldier chose to remember his time in the trenches with this photograph of a water pump.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

115th Artillery Regiment, Army of the Orient

A group from the 115th Artillery Regiment with the exception of the soldier with the armband. He is from the 41st Artillery Regiment. The Army of the Orient saw action in the Balkans.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

French Wounded

A nice variety of Great Coats in this group of wounded with their nurse and some guy wearing an apron.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

HMS Pembroke

A sailor with a HMS Pembroke tally on his cap. This was a shore barracks in Chatham.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Russian Flier Bomb

The remains of a Russian bomb dropped from an airplane in 1916. Possibly a M1914 Hand Grenade. Too early to be the M1917 Gas Grenade.